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  1. Health Department urges vigilance against infectious diseases

    Posted Mar 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... SCMP.com Updated at 6.23pm: The Department of Health on Tuesday urged people to guard against infectious diseases- noting that Hong Kong has now entered the peak season for influenza. The department's consultant in community medicine, Thomas Tsang, made the appeal when reviewing the recent infectious disease situation in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Dr Tsang said the department had been ...

  2. Health Department warns about rise of infectious diseases in South-East Asia

    Posted Jul 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.58pm: Hong Kong people have to be vigilant about infectious diseases when travelling to Southeast Asia this summer, the Health Department warned on Thursday. The department said it had made the appeal in the wake of recent outbreaks of dengue fever in the region, as well as poliomyelitis cases and avian influenza cases in Indonesia. Statistics show more than ...

  3. Health Department worried over higher reports of flu and other illnesses

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 6.36pm: The Department of Health said on Friday it was worried about a recent rise in reports of flu and other illnesses in Hong Kong. The department?s Centre for Health Protection said people needed to guard against influenza, dengue fever and hand-foot-and-mouth disease as summer approaches. CHP consultant in community medicine Thomas Tsang told ...

  4. HK had 31 cases of dengue fever last year: Health Department

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.30pm: Hong Kong reported 31 cases of dengue fever during 2004? with the latest case occurring in December, the Department of Health said on Friday. The department's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) confirmed the territory's most recent case was a 30-year-old man, who lives in Yuen Long. He contracted the disease in Bangladesh in December 2004, ...

  5. Health Department warns of growing flu risk

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... ANDY CHENG Updated at 6.23pm: The Department of Health warned on Monday that Hong Kong may have entered the summer influenza season. The department's Centre for Health Protection (CHP) urged people to take precautionary measures against influenza. CHP consultant in community medicine Thomas Tsang said recent epidemiological data recorded by its influenza surveillance ...

  6. In Brief

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 20 more confirmed swine flu cases in city Hong Kong has confirmed 20 more swine flu cases, bringing the total to 255, the Health Department said. Five of them are imported cases and 15 ... that have already been closed in the past few days. The department said all of the patients are in stable condition and will be put in isolation. ...

  7. HK can educate Asia on misuse of antibiotics

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... will be a leading threat this decade. Experience elsewhere indicates that education- especially to dispel common misconceptions- and transparency are key to hopes that Hong Kong can lead the way ... infections. A 10-year campaign in Belgium to dispel such myths and educate both the public and doctors in the use of fewer antibiotics has seen resistance from pneumonia-causing bacteria drop by up ...

  8. School suspends classes in flu scare

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for pupils in Primary One to Five have been cancelled. Primary Six students have been told to check for updates on their exam through the school or its website. The Department of Health advised ... The pupil who went to hospital tested positive for influenza B, while another of the sick pupils tested positive for swine flu. The department has visited the school and it has been put under ...

  9. School's flu cluster triggers steps for handling a Sars outbreak

    Posted Jan 18th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... The Department of Health said 10 boys and 10 girls from the same class at Nam Wah Catholic Secondary School 'developed flu-like symptoms of fever, runny nose, cough and sore throat' between ... infections. 'As the school has just started its Lunar New Year holiday break, the Heath Department will be in contact with the school to check if there were more sickness reports from ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Yuen Kwok-yung - the stoic scientist soldiers on

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... investigator", he replied plainly that he found the work quite fun.   Yuen Kwok-yung Age: 57 Marital status: Married Education: 1981: Graduated from the University of Hong Kong; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London, Edinburgh, Ireland), Surgeons (Glasgow) and Pathologists (UK) Career: Henry Fok Professor and Chair in Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, University ...




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